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The K Street President
Creators Syndicate, by Michelle Malkin

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Posted By:garnet, 8/15/2014 9:29:28 AM

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up. Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama´s game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that "hope and change" stuff was just hot air. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that -- gasp -- the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists. Good morning, sleepyheads! According to Politico´s analysis published on Monday, the "Obama administration has hired about 70 previously registered corporate, trade association and for-hire lobbyists. And many of these former lobbyists work at the highest levels of government." Wait, there´s more. The "most transparent administration ever" is playing

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/15/2014 9:39:14 AM     (No. 9966861)

When Stinky said that he wouldn´t hire lobbyists he meant that no one who was a registered lobbyist or who thought he might be considered a lobbyist - - whether registered or not - - but who was not at the time that he had been lobbying - - or since the time that he was considered for a job - - but not before he was offered the job - - but who had since not been a lobbyist or had not thought that he was still a lobbyist - - despite what others may have thought about his lobbying - - or lack of lobbying - - would be offered a job unrelated to that lobbying by someone who himself or herself was not a lobbyist - - but who already had a job within the administration - - and was not a lobbyist at the time of the offer or of the hiring.

At least - - that´s what I think he meant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muguy, 8/15/2014 9:40:09 AM     (No. 9966863)

Why are people surprised about this?

We KNEW this was going to happen!!!

Why are so many people just now realizing they have been had?

All you have to know is that Demonrats LIE and CANNOT run on their record, and in the case of Obama, Hitlery and Elizabeth Warren they have to have willing accomplices in the media to cover their butts.

So many people DO NOT KNOW the enumerated separation of powers of government in the US Constitution to realize the games being played on them.

Lord Help US!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/15/2014 9:58:35 AM     (No. 9966896)

The MSM has only turned on Obama because they are ready to put ´boots on the ground´ for Hilary, who is running against Obama or as the tougher, more centrist Dem. There has been no awakening; the high school clique that is our MSM has just decided that Obama is uncool and they like Hilary now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bluefindad, 8/15/2014 10:49:40 AM     (No. 9966979)

He found out that´s where the money is!

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